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Updated: March 11, 2022

The Best Postpartum Workouts for New Moms

Postpartum Exercise

After giving birth, many new moms want to get back to working out as quickly as possible to lose the baby weight. But you don’t want to rush into exercise after pregnancy because you could end up doing more harm than good. You not only have a little one to take care of now, but you also want to give your body time to heal. Any postpartum workout for a new mother should be doctor approved since every woman is going to be different post-pregnancy.

Your Grown Child: How Much Should You Help?

Your Grown Child: How Much Should You Help?

Don't Go There

A study by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling shows that 64 percent of all students graduating from college owe at least $1,843 on their credit cards. Twenty percent have credit card debt of $10,000 or more.

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Updated: February 12, 2020

What Do Your Top 3 Emojis Say About You?

Diverse people holding emoji masks over face

What goes around comes around and that’s true for ancient hieroglyphics because let’s face it, emojis are the modern-day hieroglyph, right? They’re perfect to get a message across quickly plus they save you from those epic microphone speech-to-text fails, peppered with unintended words that may make you blush. Emojis are usually safe, cute, and can pack more meaning in their little images than words often can.

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Family Games: Charades

Family Games: Charades

Winning Plays

Charades is believed to have originated in France in the eighteenth century as a riddle game. The goal of the game was to come up with a word or phrase by trying to figure out the riddle. The riddles were given either in prose or in rhyme.

Here is an example:

    “My first is a Tartar,

    My second a letter;

    My all is a country,

    No Christmas dish better.”

    (The answer is Turkey.)

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Family Games: Charades

Family Games: Charades

Winning Plays

Charades is believed to have originated in France in the eighteenth century as a riddle game. The goal of the game was to come up with a word or phrase by trying to figure out the riddle. The riddles were given either in prose or in rhyme.

Here is an example:

    “My first is a Tartar,

    My second a letter;

    My all is a country,

    No Christmas dish better.”

    (The answer is Turkey.)

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Business Rules for Meeting and Greeting

Business Rules for Meeting and Greeting

Very definite rules apply to the various aspects of meeting and greeting people in the corporate culture. Your mother was right when she gave you that advice about first impressions.

Standing
Mind Your P's and Q's

Keep your drink in your left hand to avoid giving someone a wet, cold handshake. Don't rock or sway. Handshaking is not a tango.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

Moon Rock FAQs

Moon Rock FAQs

Men first set foot on the moon in 1969. Like tourists seeking souvenirs for the folks at home, they brought back some chunks of lunar land. What have we learned from the rocks they collected? Where are the moon rocks today? How can you get a look at them? Can you hold one in your hand? These and other questions are answered by one of the scientists who first studied the moon rocks in 1969.

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Updated: December 14, 2021

60+ Get To Know You Questions to Ask Kids (and Get Them Talking)

Mom and daughter having a conversation

One of the biggest challenges busy families face is finding quality time to connect with one another. With work, school, extracurriculars, screen time, friends, and more all competing for time, parents can be left feeling unconnected as their kids quickly grow into themselves. Many parents worry their kids are growing too quickly and that they're not creating lifelong memories.

Parenting a Young Adult

Parenting a Young Adult

Children grow up whether you're ready for it or not. They begin to make choices and decisions—and even have relationships—that you know nothing about. In other words, they begin to build lives that are separate from their parents. And they seem to start the process when you're not looking. While you're still relating to the traumas of teendom, they're quietly making the shift to adulthood.

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Stepparent Adoption

Stepparent Adoption

Step-Speak

One's biochild is one's birth child. Adoption is a legal procedure in which an adult becomes the legal parent of someone who is not his or her biochild. Relative adoption is adoption by somebody related to the child by blood or marriage. Stepparent adoption is adoption of a marital partner's child.

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Homeschooling Teens: The Whys and the Must-Haves

Homeschooling Teens:
The Whys and the Must-Haves

Isabel Shaw  

The idea of homeschooling through high school can be scary. Parents tell me, "I could never homeschool my teen – I barely got through some of my own high school classes!" But homeschool advocates are discovering there's a better way for teens to learn, and homeschooling your high-schooler may be easier than you think.

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The First Weeks of Breastfeeding

The First Weeks of Breastfeeding

If my own experience is typical of others, you no doubt felt frightened and insecure upon first arriving home after delivery. I brought my fifth baby home at twenty-eight hours, which was considered "early discharge" at the time, but is routine by today's standards. Despite being a fully trained pediatrician and an experienced mother, I recall becoming worried and upset several hours later. My baby was beginning to look jaundiced and I realized he hadn't urinated since earlier that morning. Why had I insisted on leaving the hospital so early?

Who Pays for a Wedding These Days?

Who Pays for a Wedding These Days?

As you probably know, tradition had it that the bride's family paid the majority of the wedding costs. This was great for the groom's family, but could cause serious pocketbook stress for the parents of the bride.

As tradition dictated, the bride's family would cover the costs for goods and services listed as follows:

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How the Creative Process Works

How the Creative Process Works

If we want children to use painting as a tool for self-expression and self-discovery, we don't need to teach them technique. On the contrary: we need to unteach it. The less technique children have, the more they use their intuition. Technique overrides intuition. As adults we should clear out unnecessary baggage for children's freedom of creation to unfold. When painting they must be allowed to follow the dictates of their intuition.

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Updated: April 23, 2022

Coping With Anxiety During Pregnancy

pregnant woman holding belly

Yay, you are pregnant! Folding onesies, picking out the paint color for the nursery, and rubbing away on your swollen belly, blissfully dreaming of kissing your soon to be baby. What a joyous time… or is it? While some women may see a decrease in their anxiety during pregnancy, for others it will actually get worse. Pregnancy can be an anxiety-inducing nine months.

Finding Your Homeschool Style

Finding Your Homeschool Style

Isabel Shaw

When I was first thinking about homeschooling, I asked a homeschool mom to describe her typical day. I was puzzled when she replied that there was no such thing as a typical day.

"What type of curriculum do you use?" I asked.

"Well, we're eclectic homechoolers, so we pick and choose our resources as we go along," she replied.

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The Autism Spectrum Disorder Grief Cycle

The Autism Spectrum Disorder Grief Cycle

Shock and disbelief. The first reaction a parent usually has when hearing the diagnosis, even if they suspected something was wrong, is disbelief. "There must be some mistake." "This can't be happening." At this point, the parent usually does not process exactly what has happened or the enormity of what has just been said.

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When to Avoid Mediation

When to Avoid Mediation

Take our “mediation-elimination” quiz. If you answer any of the following questions with a “no,” mediation is not for you:

  • Do we both want this divorce?
  • Do I know what our assets and debts are?
  • Are we communicating?
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Pregnancy: Getting the OK to Exercise

Exercising Safely During Pregnancy

Pregnancy: Getting the OK to Exercise

Can you start exercising
for the first time when you're pregnant—even if you're totally out of shape?

Yes! In fact, studies report that beginners can safely reap the benefits from exercise as long as they take it easy, appropriately warm up and cool down, keep their heart rates within a safe range, and have appropriate supervision for at least the first few sessions. Naturally, fitness novices must get the okay from their docs before jumping in.

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Darts

Darts

Where you set up your dartboard is of utmost importance. The dartboard should be placed on a wall that doesn't have anything else around it and where you don't mind if it gets banged up a bit (a dart can fly at least eight feet in any direction if it doesn't hit the board).

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